CASETA

CASETA stands for the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art. CASETA's goal is to promote the preservation, study and appreciation of Texas visual arts and its history. The museum manages CASETA, with Howard Taylor and Valerie Bludhardt spearheading the organization. Both can be reached at caseta@samfa.org.

A Rich Heritage
In recent years, Texas has gained recognition for its extrodinarily rich artistic and cultural environment. From the earliest days of settlement, artistic activity has been pivotal to Texas cultural life. Increasingly, a vast range of art centers,major museums, local art organizations and community centers recognize the invaluable artistic contributions made within the state. Museum catalogs, academic scholarship and media attention continue to raise the profile of Texas art. CASETA and its passionate supporters research, preserve and advance awareness of this extrodinary legacy. Please join us as we explore Texas art from its earliest incarnations through the mid-twentieth century.

Achievements and Activities
For over a decade CASETA has held annual symposiums that have brought together leading collectors, scholars, art dealers, museum people and educators. Working with the University of North Texas, we have developed a program exploring the artistic heritage of our state. It has become a significant resource for educators that engages students in Texas history tied to state curriculum requirements.

CASETA has played a significant role in encouraging research, publications and exhibitions regarding our visual arts hertiage. We have presented programs in various regions of the state and have searched out and recognized living artists of our earlier heritage and encouraged the collecting of their archives and art. Your support is vital in allowing us to continue our efforts to protect our artistic legacy.

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